Everything about Beaufort, SC was unexpected – especially G and his house. We were overwhelmed when we pulled up in front of a very large, traditional Southern home on the bay. Did we have the right address? Sure enough. G gave us a warm greeting and showed us around. Shall we take you with us?
We suspect you are anticipating a grand place befitting a house of 1815. You would be partly correct, but G chose an approach that is not expected or safe. He gave this very old house a fresh look that’s a little off-balance but just right, too. When we toured the house we saw random and unexpected touches. This new interpretation of a grand old house breathes new life back into the building.
Here are some of those touches…
Paint on the dining room was stripped to reveal the original wood, but, before G finished, he was advised to leave some of the original paint as it was. So, the dining room is divided: half original wood, the other half original paint. The look appeals to us, invites back to the early 19th century and then positions us into the 21st.
We think the house is alive, interesting, and, like many an older person, tells its story well, both an historical chronicle and a tale of today.